Direct PLUS Denials and Additional Direct Unsubsidized Loans

Date recorded: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Duration: 90 minutes
Available until: November 17, 2015 

Under certain circumstances dependent students may be able to borrow additional Direct Unsubsidized Loan funds to help finance their education. This webinar focuses on when a financial aid administrator may utilize these Title IV funds for students, the use of professional judgment, and the importance of the timing of a PLUS denial.

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Webinar Goals:

  • Receive information regarding the circumstances in which a student may be considered for an additional Direct Unsubsidized Loan.
  • Understand the statutory requirements related to awarding dependent students additional Direct Unsubsidized Loans.
  • Learn about the professional judgment authority related to awarding an additional Direct Unsubsidized Loan.
  • Learn how the timing of a PLUS denial can impact eligibility for additional Direct Unsubsidized Loans
  • Learn about best practices used when awarding additional Direct Unsubsidized Loans.


  • Financial aid administrators


  • Eunice Powell, Senior Training Specialist, NASFAA
  • Debra La Grone, Training Specialist, NASFAA


  • Tiffany Gibbs, Training Specialist, NASFAA


  • Dr. Philip Hawkins, Director of Financial aid, University of West Georgia
  • Tonya Hsiung, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, Franklin & Marshall College